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2 bodies found near site of Yosemite waterfall accident

Gosia Wozniacka / AP

Yosemite's Vernal Fall is where three visitors were seen being swept to their deaths on July 19.

A body found last week has been identified as that of one of three visitors swept over a waterfall last July, while a second body was found nearby on Saturday, Yosemite National Park said in a statement Monday.

The body of Ninos Yacoub, of Turlock, Calif., was found Nov. 29 in the Merced River, about 100 yards below the Vernal Fall footbridge, the service stated. The bridge is a half mile below the base of the falls.

Yacoub, 27, along with Hormiz David and Ramina Badal were seen being swept over the 317-foot waterfall on July 19.

David's body was found on Aug. 5 about 240 feet below the waterfall.

Park Rangers recovered "another body in the same general area as Yacoub's this past Saturday," the service stated.

The body is likely that of Badal but the service emphasized that "positive identification has not been made, and is expected within the next several days."